The furongian of Mount Kinnekulle, Västergötland, Sweden (Fig. 1) is exposed in a number of road cuts, stream cuts, and abandoned alum shale quarries scattered around the mountain (e.g., Westergård, 1922, fig. 18; Müller and Hinz, 1991, fig. 2). Stratigraphically, the exposed successions span the Olenus gibbosus Zone through the Peltura paradoxa Zone (Fig. 2), and they have a maximum thickness of ca 12 m (Westergård, 1943). The strata consist of interfingering layers of alum shale and bituminous limestone (colloquially referred to as “orsten”). Trilobites, predominantly olenids, occur...

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